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Dare to Live Without Limits: The Basic Principles: Part 2

Dare to Live Without Limits
The Basic Principles: Part 2

Incorporate these principles into your life and you will experience positive changes. Altering entrenched patterns of thought and action isn't easy. Improvements will not happen overnight. As you start to modify your habits you will notice definite results. Never get discouraged or frustrated. Countless others have utilized these principles to achieve a rich and rewarding life.
The previous column outlined the first two principles. If you missed it, get a copy. Clip and save each column, as the material presented is timeless and will serve as a reference to keep you on track.
3. Plan how to reach your goals
Determine what steps are necessary to reach your goals. Goals can seem overwhelming and unreachable if not broken down into a series of small, manageable steps. If you don't know what steps to take, look to those who are where you want to be. How did they start and what path did they take?
This information can be found through personal contact, newspaper articles, magazine stories and books. Every goal is reachable by taking the appropriate steps and never giving up. Each journey starts at the beginning. Of all the steps, the most important is the first. Consistently taking one step after another will inevitably bring you to your goal.
It doesn't matter how long it takes since the time will go by regardless of whether or not you are pursuing your goals. Don't suffer from paralysis by analysis. Get started now, today!
4. All we have is today
The past can easily distract and affect you. Regardless of what you feel you should have, would have or could have done differently, you can never go back in time to change anything. Yesterday is gone forever. If you dwell on the past your positive energy and motivation will be compromised.
Don't allow your past to pollute your present. Learn from your past, don't repeat it. Every day is a fresh start. The only direction you can go is forward. If you want to do something, start today. Today will become tomorrow's yesterday. Act now so that tomorrow you don't regret what you didn't do today.
5. Never ever give up
Nothing is possible without persistence. You never know around which corner or past which obstacle lies your success. So why would you ever give up? There is no such thing as failure. People think they have failed because they don't get up after falling down.
Things may not work out as quickly as you would like. So what. Time goes by anyway. What difference does it make how long it takes to reach your goal? If it's what you want, get started, keep going and don't stop. Focus your energy and always keep your goals in sight. Everything worthwhile takes effort.
You will hear that it's not easy to succeed. This is true. But it's not any easier to live a life of unfulfilled goals. Ironically it takes more effort to endure a life of unrealized potential than to work toward success. So, since living life takes effort, no matter what you do, why not strive for success?

NOW AVAILABLE: "Dare to Live Without Limits," the book. Visit www.BryanGolden.com or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist.com or write him c/o this paper. Copyright 2005 Bryan Golden

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